For anyone who thinks that allowing the government to have more control over healthcare than they already do will benefit the country, I have a firsthand example of government inefficiency that may make you think twice. I happen to work for the federal government (as an essential employee who did not just get back from a two week vacation), and today I attempted to check my government email which nothing is ever sent too, but if I don't log in monthly, it will add $200 to our national debt to get it set up again. I attempted to login to all 10 government computers (which I'm sure were bought for at least $3000 a piece). Seven of them froze up when I tried to login and the other 3 were so slow I gave up after an hour and a half. When I attempted to find the computer tech (at 11:30 am), he had left for weekend. Apparently after a two week vacation (which I'm sure he'll be paid for), I guess working until past noon on Friday is too much to ask. Just food for though for anyone who believes somehow government involvement in healthcare will make the system more efficient and less expensive.
October 18, 2013 at 3:46 p.m.
I always find it amusing that many of the pothead libs who argue "drug testing is an invasion of my privacy" are the same people that believe its fine for the government to limit how much fat is in a hamburger, how larger of a soft drink you can buy, or what kind of car is "green" enough. What hypocrites.
June 11, 2012 at 10:04 p.m.
Biden and Obama always fail to mention that Romney didn't even work at Bain Capital when this steel mill closed. Additionally, Bain Capital bought and invested millions in the plant. Unlike the government who can just print money and bail places out, Bain Capital is a business and if the plant was not profitable it had no choice but to close it. Anyway, I bet the plant was in these dire circumstances to begin with due to insain demands from unions and the "green" nuts at the EPA.
May 18, 2012 at 7:34 p.m.
Choice lady - "Y'town and the Valley cannot afford another president who caters to paper traders - the people who killed this area. "
Unions, the EPA, and the Dems who have run the local government for the past 50 years killed the manufacturing jobs in this area. These are all groups the current President fully supports.
May 16, 2012 at 11:41 p.m.
Seriously Freeatlast, only in Youngstown will people complain about a school fixing old wooden bleachers and therefore cleaning up their community. By the way, the school only paid $8950, the rest was donated. I bet the money the school used was from a fund allocated for facility improvement anyways. Nevertheless, this tiny amount (in terms of the school's multi-million budget) is not near enough to even pay a part-time bus drivers' salary.
April 19, 2012 at 11:48 p.m.
I still don't under where people like Miss Flute and other libs get this entitlement mentality. Free goverment housing, free goverment food, free goverment check every month, free goverment helthcare, free goverment transportation, now legistation to ensure free contraceptives. (Yes, I understand the federal government isn't directly using taxpayer money for Miss Flute's $3000 sex-habits. Instead they're forcing a private company to buy a product against their will) Where does it end for these people? Under this mentality can I lobby to Congress to manidate my health insurance should pay for my vactions because all this work and actually paying taxes is endangering my "mental health"?
March 12, 2012 at 1:19 a.m.
Although Rush maybe didn't use the most tactful words to describe Miss Fluke, (Who by the way is NOT a current law student at Georgetown as Vindy reports, but is actually a feminist activist who works at Georgetown and graduated years ago.), I think he describe her lifestyle fairly well. An woman who claims to spend $ 3000 on contraception and is having financial problems because she is having so much sex in my mind is a Sl__. Why do people feel they are entitled by law for free contraceptives from their issuance in the first place? What ever happened to people taking some responsibility and paying for their own $1 condom? Although sex is pleasurable and needed for human reproduction, it is not essential for staying alive, unlike heart conditions, diabetes, and other things that health issuance covers. Using this logic, should the federal government mandate that issuance companies pay for everyone's food, since food is essential for life?
March 8, 2012 at 5:42 p.m.
I can't believe we have come to this point. Some Americans actually beleive that under the Constitution, they are entitled to free birth control. Someone please state which article of the Constitution allows the President and Congess to manidate that all employers must buy a any product (insurance in this case) or face huge fines. What ever happened happened to the day where people had showed some self control, and if they wanted to engage in sex they bought their own birth control?
February 11, 2012 at 2:56 p.m.
This and the idea that "Guam might capsize" may be the two dumbest things I have ever heard from the left.
November 17, 2011 at 6:32 p.m.
Occupy Youngstown: go get job and become productive members of society. I can assure you that the big banks, Wall Street, successful people, or whoever you are protesting against could really care less about a bunch of losers in America's poorest city picketing.
November 16, 2011 at 6:39 p.m.